Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Pineapple Upside Down (Cup)Cakes

This week's chef is Duff Goldman, The Ace of Cakes guy. In honor of his awesome cakes, the assignment this week was to make and decorate a cake. I may be good at a lot of things, but cake decorating isn't included in that list. I almost skipped this week, but then I decided I'd cheat and make something that was pretty on its own- Pineapple Upside Down (Cup)Cake! I browsed around online for a good recipe and came to the conclusion that they all made way more than I wanted or used boxed cake mix. I finally stumbled over Coconut & Lime's recipe and decided it had to be the one!

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

I used vanilla sugar instead of liquid vanilla and sugar since I figured it would probably achieve the same result. Maybe more vanillaey, but good. I also used maraschino cherries for a punch of color. My cupcake pans seem to be a little more shallow than US ones, so I got 12 cupcakes instead of the 10 that the recipe says. I also needed to get a little creative in getting the pineapple rings to fit. The recipe suggests cutting out a wedge, but that still didn't give me enough room to use my cherries so I cut the rings in half and then sliced part of the inner circle out.

I don't have a verdict yet, the guinea pigs are Martijn's dinner group tonight. I did sample the corner of one though and it wasn't too shabby. I'll update the post later once the guys taste them!

9 comments:

bram said...

Looks good, looking forward to the review tonight :)

Wynke said...

Oh, those do look good! If I didn't have so much to do tonight I'd be asking J to take me along ;)

Noodle said...

they look supper yummy!!!

Sarah said...

Yum! Talk about pretty....I'm sure they taste as good as they look. When I was little it was always so much fun to watch my mom turn over a pineapple upsidedown cake. I bet I would get giddy with the cupcakes as well :) Thanks for playing along this week!

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Very pretty I am sure everyone will just love them tonight. Don't feel bad i am so not a cake decorator also.

SnoWhite said...

cute! I love individual-sized cakes :)

Ashlee@fatmomblog said...

MMM! I am literally salivating. Those look amazing!

heartnsoulcooking said...

I really like this GREAT!!! idea. THANKS!!!
Geri

Wizardress said...

They look yummy!

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